Lecturer in Painting & Drawing

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Knoxville, TN

One-Year Appointment, Visiting Lecturer in Painting & Drawing, starting August 1, 2021.

The School of Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks a dedicated artist and teacher for whom Painting and Drawing is a central part of their creative practice. The successful applicant will be an engaged critical thinker, knowledgeable of contemporary issues, discourse, and theory. The School of Art is committed to a broad range of approaches to painting and drawing and seeks an individual who will enrich our program while contributing to a national and international exchange of ideas.

Position summary: The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester in the undergraduate painting and drawing area during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Required qualifications: MFA completed at the time of appointment, commitment to excellence in studio practice, and willingness to engage students in classroom/studio environment.

Desired qualifications: Evidence of an ability to make meaningful contributions to an open and inclusive community and to support the diversity and intercultural goals of the School and the University. College-level teaching experience or equivalent; a growing record of exhibition and/or related research with clear potential for achievement.

Additional Information: The School of Art studio faculty is composed of committed artists and teachers who provide a rigorous and supportive atmosphere based upon the exigencies of artmaking. The Painting and Drawing area is home to an active and integral Artist-in-Residence program that brings a nationally recognized artist to work and teach in the School of Art each semester. To learn more about the School of Art, please go to:https://art.utk.edu/.

The School of Art reaffirms the immeasurable contribution of diversity to the arts. We are responsible for ensuring a welcoming and conscientious environment for everyone. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity Self-Identification Form. We recognize that exposure to all forms of diversity is essential to facilitating a creative artistic environment.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

How to apply

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a single PDF document containing your letter of application, artist statement, CV, 20 images of creative work with image descriptions (title, media, dimensions, year), and contact information for three references. Applicants may also submit a teaching philosophy and 10 images of student work with image descriptions. Send to [email protected] with the subject line “Lecturer in Painting and Drawing Search. Review of applications will begin June 8th.

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